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Christopher Meloni may join the cast in the upcoming season of True Blood, an HBO rep told

If the show succeeds in wooing him, he'd play a "major role," according to, which first reported the news. The network rep declined to offer further details.

Christopher Meloni exits Law & Order: SVU

Meloni, 50, starred as Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: SVU for 12 seasons before making his exit last spring. Since then, he's been noticeably absent from the screen, though he'll be starring as a general in the feature Man of Steel, due out in 2013.Would you like to see Meloni head to Bon Temps?